How to play the ‘amtrak train game’
An old game of train, where passengers must guide a train in the hopes of earning a reward, is back for a second season, as the railroad industry is rethinking the game and introducing new rules to improve it.
In the new season of the game, passengers must keep their train moving and stay on track, rather than simply walking the tracks or simply trying to keep the train from going over bumps or obstacles.
Amtrak announced the new game in a press release Monday, saying it will run in more than 70 cities across the country starting in 2020.
The new rules are a result of the new Train Game Challenge, a new initiative by Amtrak and the National Association of Railroad Passengers to educate train passengers on the hazards of train travel.
The game will also include new train conditions for the upcoming season, Amtrak said, such as new tracks, new track markings and track openings.
Train operators will be required to monitor and report train movements, including speed and direction, and riders will also be able to share video of their train to the public.
“Our new rules and the new gameplay experience will help train operators and riders keep up with the pace and safety of Amtrak trains and will make them better prepared for the changing rail conditions of the future,” said Amtrak CEO Robert L. Stevens.
In addition to the new rules, Amtrak will be introducing new equipment and safety features, including new track-opening gates and train lighting.
Amory B. Laskowski, executive vice president of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, said in a statement the new challenges were developed in partnership with the National Transportation Safety Board.
He said Amtrak plans to offer more details about the new train game in the coming weeks.
The Train Game challenges are part of the railroad’s commitment to improving safety on the tracks.
Amanda R. Soto, president of RailAmerica, said the game was designed to encourage safety and help keep the trains moving safely and safely.
The railroad has been using the new competition to test safety equipment and equipment safety, she said.
Railroad leaders said the new competitions are part, in part, of the company’s efforts to increase safety in the industry.
The National Transportation Security Administration is also part of Amtrak’s efforts.
“It is not the goal of the Rail America challenge to prove that railroads are safe, it is not a goal of Amtrak to prove they are safe,” Laskowski said.
“It is our goal to improve safety.”
RailAmerica has more than 2,300 members in more that 70 cities and more than 700 locations.